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Jake Paul Denies Sexually Assaulting TikToker Justine Paradise, Threatens Legal Action

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Apr. 13 2021, Updated 5:06 p.m. ET

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Jake Paul is denying the allegations he sexually assaulted TikToker Justine Paradise in the summer of 2019.

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On behalf of the 24-year-old YouTuber-turned-boxer, attorney Daniel E. Gardenswartz exclusively told Radar, "Our client is aware of the recent allegation against him. While others have already begun to debunk the claim alleged against him, our client categorically denies the allegation and has every intention of aggressively disproving it and pursuing legal action against those responsible for the defamation of his character. Our client believes that any false allegations diminish the credibility of those who have truly been victims of misconduct." 

As Radar previously reported, Justine, who's also 24, uploaded a 20-minute YouTube video to her channel earlier this week, alleging Jake had forced her to perform oral sex for him on July 20, 2019. She said she was too embarrassed and guilt-ridden to come forward sooner. 

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Justine claims she met Jake through a mutual friend and that the alleged assault happened in Jake's Calabasas mansion known as the Team 10 house.

She said she was hanging out at the house with friends and others when Jake kissed her for the first time in front of people, noting she was not bothered by the kiss but felt it was done to show off.

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She then claims he grabbed her hand and started walking with her, "talking, being nice." He allegedly took her to his room, which Justine said she didn't have an issue with because she didn't expect anything bad to happen. She said she remembers seeing a big aquarium with a bunch of fish and talking about where in Ohio Jake is from.

Justine said they began dancing – "ballroom dancing" – then he "took it to his bed."

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"Sex is very special and very important to me," she explained in her video. "But I haven't had sex with that many people. I haven't. Normally – not all the time – but normally, everybody respects me when I don't want to do sexual things, so I thought it would be fine if I went in his room, and I thought it would be fine to kiss him because I thought he would stop if I didn't want to do anything else. Like, that's normal, that's what you do." 

She said he kept putting his hands places and her hands places and that she kept moving them off and saying no.

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Justine remembers Jake then saying, "If nothing is going to happen then what's the point?"

"'What's the point?'" she recalled thinking. "I don't know, maybe I can just be one of your friends? Maybe I can just be someone that you kiss? Never ever have I rejected someone's touches and they said, 'Well, if nothing's gonna happen, what's the point?'"

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Justine said that made her "uncomfortable."

"If his sole purpose was to have sex with me and that wasn't going to happen, he could tell me to leave," she said. "Yes, it would be a jerk move, but he could have. But that is not what he did."

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"When he got up, he undid his pants and grabbed my face and started f--king my face," she said. "I would like to say that I have only given oral sex to like two or three people before this because that's really special to me, honestly more so than penis-vagina sex because it's different."

"What am I supposed to do?" she went on. "I was still laying down. He was on top of me and like holding my head into him. I couldn't even tell him not to. He didn't ask for consent or anything. He knew I didn't want to do anything with him because he even said, 'If nothing's gonna happen, what's the point?' And then he just shoves himself in me."

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Justine said the ordeal "didn't last that long because he finished, he came in my mouth. Honestly, it was less than 30 seconds, so it didn't last that long. It was like 20 seconds, if that. ... I couldn't go anywhere because he was literally grabbing my head and shoving himself in me."

She said she's thought about the incident every day since it happened and came forward publicly to warn other girls who may find themselves in the same position.

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According to Justine, she didn't hear from Jake again after that night. She texted him a few times in the weeks that followed because she wanted to "talk to him about how that made me feel."

"Somewhere in my brain, I was thinking, 'What if he didn't do this to me on purpose? What if he didn't know how this made me feel? What if he just does this to everyone because he's so socially awkward and thinks this is what they want?'" she recalled.

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However, the more she's thought about the situation, the more she's realized, "No one can be doing that and think that it's something right to do."

Justine said she wanted an apology and never got one.

"Just because I let you kiss me and I let you hold my hand and I let you dance with me in your room, that doesn't give you the right to come in my mouth," she said.

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